Three distinct campuses in the heart of Halifax

NSCAD has three small campuses in downtown Halifax—each with its own unique architecture and atmosphere. The Fountain Campus is made up of 19 interconnected former merchant shops; the Academy Campus is a charming 19th century building that was once a high school; and the new Port Campus is a sleek converted warehouse overlooking the Halifax waterfront.


A creative coastal community filled with artists and makers

Nestled on the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax is a cosmopolitan city surrounded by incredible natural beauty. We have diverse neighbourhoods, great nightlife, and a seriously impressive art scene—all wrapped up in a quirky Maritime package. Halifax will charm you, surprise you, and fuel your art-making for years to come.

Book a campus tour

Wander the halls. Peek into studio spaces. Chat with our current students. There’s no better way to get to know NSCAD than to come experience it for yourself.  Book a tour →

Other ways to explore

Portfolio days, university fairs, and graduate events can help you learn more about what NSCAD has to offer. Browse our list of upcoming events. See events →